'Christmas' tagged posts

Six Reasons for Christmas

Almost 30 years ago, our family suffered one of the most difficult tragedies that can occur… the loss of a child. During that time and even today, people often ask, “How did you handle that?” My answer, “We couldn’t… at least not without hope.” I have attended and done many funerals where there wasn’t that…

Recovering Hope

Christmas is a time where we gather with family and friends, and if we are Christians, celebrate the Incarnation, the time in history when God became a man and walked among us. The Incarnation was an important moment in history as it gave a face to God and in turn, God gave demonstrated to us…

When Christmas Gets Messy

When December comes around, most of us are already in the Christmas spirit. Our minds are focused on food, family and gifts. But when we stop with the shopping, planning and cooking, we might take the time to go to church. There, we get an opportunity to hear the Christmas story and think again about…

Christmas Joy

I think Christmas is one of the most stress-filled times of the year. If you take the time to think about all the things you need to accomplish on your “to do” list, it can be overwhelming. You have a plethora of gifts to buy. The house needs cleaning, there are meals to prepare and…

More Than a Man

Back in 1986, a Christian metal band called Stryper came out with a song called “More than a Man.” The song speaks of Jesus being someone special… someone more than the flesh and bones people saw. One verse goes like this: “More than a man, God almighty He created you He’s the One, the One…